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ETemplate Systems Opens New Technology and Training Center

  ETemplate Systems, the inventor of digital templating for the countertop industry, announces the opening its new Technology and Training Center in Raleigh, NC. The company, headquartered in Raleigh, first introduced digital templating to the industry in 2000. Paul Hansen, founder and CEO of ETemplate, has been a technology leader in measurement processes for over

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HanStone Quartz Expands Marble-Inspired Cascina Collection With New Color Launches

The Beauty of Marble. The Strength of Quartz. Due to the growing popularity of its signature Cascina Collection, HanStone Quartz is expanding the marble-inspired line to include six new colors.  Echoing the whispy veining of Carrara Marble, the fresh new colors add a classic sophistication to any interior space. Joining Italian Waves, Classic Statue, Serenity and Tranquility, these six veining patterns range from

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2016 Pinnacle Awards & Grande Pinnacle Award

MIA+BSI invite you to join natural stone professionals from around the world in entering the 2016 Pinnacle Awards competition. These highly coveted awards are given to projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone in commercial and residential applications. As a Pinnacle Award winner, you will receive

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Newly Revised Dimension Stone Design Manual, 8.0 Now Available

The Dimension Stone Design Manual, 8.0 (3-Ring Binder) from the Marble Institute of America is the stone industry’s single-source reference for dimensional stone design and construction facts and details. Contents include a new Restoration and Maintenance Chapter, as well as a new Tolerances Chapter and a revised Wet Areas Chapter. Also included are descriptions and

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TCNA Opens Laboratory in Mexico

From its five founding members, TCNA membership in Mexico has grown to 43 companies supporting industry projects. This total includes 12 companies representing 99% of the tile manufactured in Mexico. Working with the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon’s chemical sciences school, TCNA installed a first-of-its-kind tile product testing laboratory in Monterrey and acquired certification from

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TCNA’s Bill Griese Honored at Coverings 2016 Trade Show

At this year’s Coverings, the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, Bill Griese, TCNA’s Director of Standards Development and Sustainability Initiatives, was honored as a member of the 2016 class of “Coverings Rock Stars,” a group of young professionals recognized for having distinguished themselves as industry leaders. The 31-year-old Griese has an impressively

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